RWB calls for investigative journalist’s immediate release

first_img March 8, 2017 Find out more Outspoken columnist threatened, his car torched North MacedoniaEurope – Central Asia April 22, 2015 Find out more RSF_en October 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB calls for investigative journalist’s immediate release Sinister threat to Macedonian journalist and his family Help by sharing this information May 29, 2015 Find out more to go further Organisation center_img Receive email alerts Journalists repeatedly attacked in Macedonian political crisis News News Reporters Without Borders, Network for reporting on Eastern Europe (n-ost) and Civil-Centre for Freedom (a Macedonian human rights NGO) call for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski’s immediate release and the quashing of his conviction on a spurious charge of revealing a protected witness’s identity.Sentenced to four and a half years in prison in October 2013, Kezarovski spent several months in prison last year before being transferred to house arrest. The outcome of his appeal hearing, scheduled for tomorrow, could result in his being returned to prison.“We call on the authorities to free Kezarovski and overturn this absurd conviction,” said Christian Mihr, the director of Reporters Without Borders Germany, who went to Skopje last weekend. “Kezarovski made only one mistake, criticizing the Macedonian authorities, and we see nothing wrong in that. On the contrary, we nominated him for the 2014 Reporters Without Borders Prize for his courageous work. The protection of investigative journalists should be a condition for Macedonia’s joining the European Union.”Civil-Centre for Freedom director Xhabir Deralla added: “Journalists in Macedonia need security and laws that protect their work instead of obstructing it.”In 2008, Kezarovski wrote an article about a murder case for the Reporter 92 newspaper in which he quoted from an internal police report that had been leaked to him. Five years later, in May 2013, he was suddenly arrested on the grounds that he revealed the identity of a protected witness.However, the witness had not yet been given protection at the time the article was written and anyway admitted in 2013 having given a false statement under pressure from the police. Kezarovski believes the real reason for his arrest was to make him reveal the identity of the person who leaked him the police report.An interim European Union report on Macedonia published this month criticizes the media situation there, including the misuse of its defamation laws and the fact that state institutions place almost no advertising in independent news media.In recent years, media freedom has declined dramatically in Macedonia, whose ranking in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index has fallen from 34th in 2009 to 123rd now. News North MacedoniaEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on North Macedonia Newslast_img read more

‘Backwoods’ music show today

first_imgSkip By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 20, 2009 ‘Backwoods’ music show today Sponsored Content Backwoods music is a term that causes Dan Fraley to chuckle a bit.“The dulcimer is a mountain instrument – maybe you could say ‘backwoods’ – but I’ll be playing the same old stuff I always play, Fraley said.The New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music concerts at the Stephens Gazebo in downtown Troy continue at 5:15 p.m. today and will feature “backwoods” music by Fraley who accompanies himself on the dulcimer. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like County jobless rate down Despite the U.S. dollar reaching a 14-month low this week, Pike County is experiencing economic growth. Unemployment numbers were down… read more “Don moved on and I’ve been on my own ever since, Fraley said.He plays the dulcimer with The WPA Scratch Band, the house band at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge. The band also plays at activities and events around the area.Fraley is proud to be able to play a role in keeping the old-time music alive and well in South Alabama.Everyone is invited to the New Harmonies concert today at the Gazebo. There is no admission.The New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian travel exhibit, is featured at The Cultural Arts Studio on East Walnut Street. Admission to the exhibit is free.Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Nov. 11.The New Harmonies exhibit and concerts are sponsored by the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, the Alabama Humanities Foundation and Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “I really like that piano piece,” said Fraley, who has been playing the dulcimer for about 35 years.“I got interested in the dulcimer just by seeing somebody else play one,” he said. “Don Dietz, who lived here in Troy, had a dulcimer and I really liked the way it sounded. My wife, Sue, picked up a dulcimer kit for me and I put it together.“Don and I were really just self-taught. I’d try to figure out songs then, I’d put the phone down by the dulcimer and play it and let him listen. Then, he’d do the same for me. That’s mainly how we learned.”Fraley and Dietz played together as Rustic Strings. Later, Fraley organized the Left-Handed Dulcimer Band. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The dulcimer is a mountain instrument with an Appalachian sound,” Fraley said. “It’s unique in that you can play the melody and chords at the same time.”Fraley mainly plays old-time music that has a mountain edge, “songs like the Carters played,” but he also plays some of the more progressive music.His program for the New Harmonies concert will include tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” “Paco Bell Cannon,” “I’ll Fly Away” and he’ll “probably” play Floyd Cramer’s “Last Date.” Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

New firetruck slated for Brundidge

first_imgSkip Steed said, for the program to be successful, WAY will need the support of the city and its citizens in making healthy choices available for its children.Teacher training for grades one through four will be Thursday.“Teachers will receive classroom materials, lesson plans, a DVD with peer-led ‘disk-ercises’ to increase physical activity, coordination and support activities aligned to common core,” Steed said.Also at the meeting, Thomas informed the council of the process necessary to begin the demolition of abandoned or dilapidated structures defined in an approved CDBD grant. Thomas said the property owners have been notified by mail of the process. A public hearing will held to provide them with the opportunity to appeal the decision, request an extension or time to make necessary repairs. Thomas said if the property owners do not respond in a specified time, the city will have no choice but to tear the said property down. Brundidge Fire Chief Glen Adkins said the Sun Belt fire truck is tailor made for the needs of the volunteer fire department.Steed told the council that Pike County Elementary School has been chosen as one of 14 schools in the state to be involved in the Institute’s Wellness, Academics & You (WAY) Series.“Our mission is to inspire, motivate and educate youth to make healthy lifestyle choices,” Steed said. “But employing innovative methodologies and a whole-child approach, we will create educational opportunities that address all areas of human growth and development. Our goal is to empower youth to become healthy, productive adults and role models for future generations.” Print Article Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Troy Regional joins network to help care for stroke patients Troy Regional Medical Center Emergency Room Director Shannon Godsave and Dr. Lenny Nasca believe the hospital’s participation in a stroke… read more New firetruck slated for Brundidge Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Brundidge City Council approved additional funding for a new fire truck for the city’s volunteer fire department and heard a presentation by Natalie Steed, national director for the Institute for America’s Health at its Tuesday meeting.The fire truck will be purchased with a Homeland Security Grant of $228,000 and $30,290 in local funding.Britt Thomas, city manager, said city funding will come from the city’s share of the tobacco tax, which has no obligation toward it. The council approved the city manager’s request to reject all bids on the construction of an inventory control facility for the city’s utility department. The previous building was destroyed by straight-line winds about a year ago. The low bid for the construction of a new metal building was twice the cost the city expected. The council agreed to have the construction done through a management contract.In other action, the council gave its approval for participation in the Pike County Emergency Operation Plan as presented by the Pike County EMA. The council also discussed the cost of the storm drain failure on Veterans Boulevard. The repairs will include the digging out of the damaged area and extensive cement work. Carl Senn will do the digging and Dwight Berry will do the cement work. By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

LIRR Ticket Sales App Coming Soon, MTA Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Luis CentenoMTA eTix, a new, free smartphone app allowing Long Island Rail Road riders to buy digital train tickets without visiting a ticket booth or machine, is being rolled out sooner than expected.LIRR riders can currently use the app on the Port Washington branch. The app is expected to be operational on the other 10 LIRR lines by September, instead of the end of this year as originally planned, New York State officials said.“This e-ticket system for the railroads is where the economy is now,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Tuesday during a news conference at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. “You take out your device. You scan it, and you pay for something. That’s how it works, and that’s how it’s going to work on the railroads.”The LIRR is the nation’s busiest commuter railroad with about 300,000 riders daily. Those who wish to use paper tickets can continue to do so. Riders who want to make the switch can download the app using their iOS or Android mobile devices.Cuomo noted that the new technology is a huge advancement for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which originally wrote out train schedules on chalk boards. As riders begin using the app, it should reduce long lines at ticket machines and booth windows.MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast said that the app is easy to use, involving just three simple steps. First, download the app; then open it, and lastly buy a ticket by setting the point of origin and destination, he explained.It offers the option of buying monthly, weekly and daily passes, plus one-way or round-trip tickets. Once the ticket has been bought, it has to be activated when boarding the train. When the conductor asks for the ticket, riders have to show the ticket information displayed on the smartphone.Getting the MTA to implement the new system was tough, the governor claimed.“Introducing technology to a bureaucracy is extraordinarily difficult,” Cuomo said. “It requires change, and change is chaos … You get a bureaucracy as big as the MTA, and you have to push every day. Otherwise it’s not going to work.”He added that some hurried riders were eagerly anticipating the new app.“I was harangued this morning by a person who said, ‘Well, it’s not on her station,’”Cuomo said. “It’s not on all stations on the railroads until the end of the summer, but this is a new technology. It’s bringing the railroads to the same level of technology as most services, which is an extraordinary upgrade in the case of the MTA.”last_img read more